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Short List 2010

These are the four museums chosen by the Judges to form the Short List announced on 13 May. The winner will be announced on 30 June.


The Ashmolean MuseumThe Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
An ambitious redevelopment of one of the great university museums of the world that extends and enhances public access to its remarkable collections of art and archaeology.  


Blists Hill Victorian TownBlists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
The transformation of a fifty-four acre site, part of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, which interprets life in a typical town of the East Shropshire Coalfield around 1900.  


The Herbert Art Gallery and MuseumThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
A long-established regional museum has been transformed through a major redevelopment which is reaching new audiences and has become a fresh focus for local pride.  


The Ulster MuseumThe Ulster Museum, Belfast
Part of the National Museums Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum has reopened following a three-year redevelopment that has fundamentally reshaped the character of this major museum.  


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